Author: Annie Bennett

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Boston Jewish Film Festival brings Hebrew Culture to Beantown

The Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJF) runs from November 2-13. 17 films screened in person, and three days of virtual showings followed. The festival “celebrates the richness of the Jewish experience through film and media. Throughout the year, BJF engages and inspires the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values, and culture,”… Read more »

Abandoned Asylum in Medfield Turns Into Halloween Drive-In Theater

Medfield State Hospital partnered with Brookline’s Coolidge Corner Theater and screened three double features this weekend at a pop-up drive-in movie theater. Half of the proceeds go to the hospital’s upkeep, says Coolidge Corner projectionist Erica Hill. Medfield State Hospital, the first asylum for the mentally ill in Massachusetts, faces renovations after almost twenty years… Read more »

Boston Film Festival Comes to Town, Emerson Alumni Film Featured

The 38th Boston Film Festival took place from Sept. 22 through Sept. 26, screening movies around the state and online, giving independent filmmakers—including three Emerson alumni—the chance to expose their work to the public.  The festival opted to kick off this year’s program with a blockbuster screening— Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling,” an intentional, attention-grabbing… Read more »